verb (used with object), as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing.
Origin of assimilate
Related Words for assimilatinggrasp, incorporate, understand, comprehend, accommodate, adapt, homogenize, sense, digest, ingest, learn, conform, mingle, fit, accustom, acculturate, acclimatize, intermix, standardize, parallel
Examples from the Web for assimilating
Contemporary Examples of assimilating
Despite the 21 years I did in prison for a drug conviction, I am assimilating back into mainstream or, dare I say, white America.Ferguson Tensions in Black and White
November 21, 2014
There are no easy solutions to assimilating refugees into a solid culture.The Ugly Side of Sweden
Janine di Giovanni
July 17, 2013
Historical Examples of assimilating
Or, as conventional as ever, our own method is the scientific method of assimilating.The Book of the Damned
He turned to the lake and consumed five minutes in assimilating her remark.A Woman's Will
Capacity for assimilating the public taste and reproducing it, is the commonest.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
After a time they increase in size by assimilating the hmoglobin.
But we also possess capacities other than these for assimilating and using a language.The Principles of Language-Study
Harold E. Palmer
Word Origin for assimilate
early 15c., from Latin assimilatus "feigned, pretended, fictitious," past participle of assimilare "to make like," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + simulare "make similar," from similis "like, resembling" (see similar). Originally transitive (with to); intransitive use first recorded 1837. Related: Assimilated; assimilating.